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wall street journal," -- -- he went on to say, "the economy is recovering too slowly and should not be regarded as the new normal." >> we need a new approach. an approach that removes obstacles of growth, prosperity -- of growth and prosperity. unleash the nation of builders. to become a nation of builders and i think we have to stop picking winners and losers and start focusing on expanding opportunity for everyone. we started out by giving our kids a good chance at an education. to hirend opportunity axa's education so students are ready for tomorrow's job market. to become a nation of builders again, we need to fix our tax code. if we clear out all of these loopholes and make the tax code fair it is going to make it easier to understand, we will be creating more incentives to bring jobs home, and keep our resources here in america. a host: john boehner before the national association of manufacturers. this headline from "the -- this editorial from "the wall street journal" -- joseph on our twitter page has this comment -- logan is on the phone from las vegas on our independen
today, and roughly 2% under performing economy, there's just no reason for interest rates to jump higher. the u.s., by the way, is really the only global stock market game in town. our companies are profitable. so at these levels it may not be roaring bullish. i don't think the fed is going to taper down tomorrow, and i do believe the bull market is far from over. that's my take. let's welcome kenneth heed ner. and i'm joined by george gilder. he has the book "knowledge is power." ken, what say you? >> i say that we have a number of years of growth ahead of us in the economy. it's growing at 2%. it's going to accelerate as consumer confidence rises with rising housing prices. we'll see 3, 4, 5% growth rate. >> 3, 4, 5%, those are big numbers. you had an okay housing number today but housing starts are up 29% on year. here's my inflation point. the year-to-year cpi, 1.4%. guys like me two years ago worry about inflation, money printing, i was wrong. i said that before. the best set indicator, 1.0%. without inflation, why should inflation rates have to go higher? >> they go a little bit hi
an immigration system in our country that meets the needs of a growing economy, the biggest economy in the world that focuses on making our country stronger, not weaker, and hopefully will put this debate behind us. so i yield the floor. >> yield for a question. first could i say all of us who have had the honor of working with you and the senator from north dakota greatly appreciate the work that you've done. if there is going to be a broad bipartisan support for the final product it will be because of what you and the senator from north dakota have done. and i'm very, very grateful for that. and i think that it is important wouldn't you agree that people understand that this is a very tough bill. and it required a lot of cooperation from our friends on the other side of the aisle to go along and agree with this. i think that they've shown a great deal of compromise in order to reach this point and agree with us on this legislation, which clearly we need bipartisan support for. but i would like to ask the senator again for a couple of specifics. because i think it is important we understand how
the obama economy? this is "special report." good evening, i am chris wallace in for bret baier. investors and traders on wall street are breathing a sigh of relief, thanks to a break from two rough selloff days in the financial markets. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports there's one man that remains on the hot seat, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> reporter: after two days of market melt downs and high anxiety about 401(k)s plunging again, the last thing president obama or his aides wanted to do today was try to decipher the words of the fed chairman, ben bernanke. >> how is the white house sorting out what he said? >> here is what i have to say about the markets and the fed chairman and fed policy. >> reporter: nothing to say. probably smart because the market settled today, with modest gains for the dow and s&p 500 and a small drop for nasdaq, after a two day global selloff for stocks, bonds, and commodities, sparked by a massive credit crunch in china, refusal by communist leaders to intervene by pumping cash into the system, coupled with bernanke's comment that
sweet. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has a little more positive view of the u.s. economy. but that sent markets tumbling. cnbc's andrew ross sorkin, my friend. >> hey, my man. how are you? >> i'm doing well. >> great to see you. >> congratulations, by the way. i'm probably two or three weeks late here, but it's -- it's been probably more than that but marv tlous watch you every morning. >> i know you miss me. we need to know why the stock market tumbles so strongly when mr. bernanke says we might stop something in the future but nothing is happening right now. >> because we've indicated for the first real time that we are taking the drugs away from the patient. that's what's happened here. this is all about whether we can handle it. it's sort of -- it's kind of like antibiotics. you are supposed to take them to a certain point and then stop taking them before they finally kick in and start to work. it's hard to gauge when you are supposed to stop with the medicine. and that's really the question right now. the market clearly feels that the economy isn't out of the woods y
debate in congress and the economy. jammer -- tim murphy talking about how obamacare is behind schedule. >> in a lot of ways, this is a challenge. we have a liberal democratic presidents who is not only been elected but reelected. yes projects i think are very wrongheaded. time.a challenging it is also an exciting time. trying to modernize conservatism to bring it in- line with the challenges that the country faces now. we want to help conservatives in the country think about how to confront the challenges of the 21st century. neither side is doing a good job of that. there's a lot of thinking about what the 21st century requires, in terms of change, to get back to economic growth and prosperity. to get back to a cultural revival that we need. is challenging challenging and exciting. >> more with national affairs editor on sunday. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute][captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013]>> at his poorly briefing, ben bernanke said that the fed might ease up on its federal stimulus plan this year. he also discussed financial regulations
to tap the brakes on the feds' bond buying program designed to lower interest rates and spur the economy. fox business network senior washington correspondent peter barns has an update. >> good evening. the fed says the central bank could be getting ready to wind down the easy money policies it has been using for the last five years to help the economy recover from the great recession, the first to slow and then to go, the controversial bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, which helped keep interest rates low. so far, the fed purchased $2.5 trillion in bonds to help flood the financial system with cash, basically printing new money. purchases help keep rates low for auto loans, mortgages and business loans. the fed chairman had cars on his mind when he said his team could start reducing purchases later this year, if the economy keeps growing and unemployment keeps dropping. >> if incoming data support that the economy can sustain a reasonable cruising speed, we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing pace of purchases. however, any need to consider a
and breaking the news, the stories behind the headlines. if the economy is getting better, why did wall street have the worst day of the year and the walls, exclusive the man that co-founded apple with steve jobs, his interview tonight on a segway, a machine that nearly killed me once. we'll get around to talking about why. i want him to talk about the new upcoming jobs movie. >> nobody wants to buy a computer, nobody. >> how did somebody know what they want if they have never even seen it? >> also, government snooping taking us back to the days of the cold war soviet union. >> i want to begin on the tragic death of james gandolfini yesterday. we're learning more about the moments of his family found him in his hotel room last night. dan is live in rome with more. dan, what is the latest? >> reporter: well, we've been piecing together the tragic final minutes of james gandolfini's life. we know that he arrived at the hospital at 10:40 p.m. having been rushed in found collapsed in his hotel room in a five-star hotel here in central rome. we know he was traveling with his 13-year-old son. there
-- the problem is the timing of all this. are you telling me the economy is so good now they can stop this program, this $86 billion a month in just a few months if the economy improves? payroll not getting better. trading fulltime jobs for parttime jobs, so seeing individual savings rates plummet. and at the same time our manufacturing base is not doing so. we this economy is maybe in first gear. now the federal reserve board, who hasn't accurately predicted anything about the economy over the last four years and has never predicted a recession, says, okay, we think now we're getting close to the point where we can pull the stimulus out of the market. nobody gets it. why now? we don't have enough traction here to do this. >> jerry, you talked to individual investor, portfolio people, not the manager. should they continue the course, keep the regular purchases or dollar cost averaging? >> they should absolutely. but a lot of the folks who watch our show don't like what they've seen in the market. they tone like the way we got to the rally. the think it's all about ben bernanke and the
much that is costing the european economy, european jobs, and the european government? guest: at the moment, we are asking our citizens to do a lot of sacrifice in order to adjust to the impact of the financial crisis. we cannot allow a number of people to escape, a number of people to evade their tax responsibilities. so, i think this was a powerful message from the g8. very much supported and initiated by the europeans to make sure that our tax system is assumes itsverybody responsibilities in terms of and that when we ask normal citizens to make sacrifices, we should at the same time ensure that any of the people that tries to escape this sanctions -- is sanctions. cooperation among states is an effective one, and this is what they discussed in the g8 and what we are implementing. we are happy to see that we are on the same wavelength with the americans. host: what about switzerland? is which alone one of those locations used as a tax haven? guest: switzerland is not part of the european union, but we have a solid relationship with switzerland. we made a number of agreemen
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the eurozone economy, arguing that recent signs of market stabilization mean that the ecb's interest rates are becoming a more effective tool again. we'll see about that. >>> also, g-8 leaders are wrapping up a summit in northern ireland today. british prime minister david cameron has, of course, been the host. he says the goal of the group is to "fired up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world." we're going to have more, of course, from cnbc's steve sedgwick, who's on the ground there in that beautiful live shot in about 20 minutes. >>> meantime, time for "the global markets report." we'll go across the pond not to ireland, but to london, where ross westgate is standing by this morning amid a sea of green. a little bit of red around. how are you doing, ross? >> yeah, hey, andrew, pretty good. we're actually at the best levels of the session today here for european equities. advances out-pacing decliners by around about, what, 6-2, 7-2 on the dow jones stocks 600. it's been a mixed morning, but the ftse 100 now up 0.8%, despite the that is correct if inflation numbe
in the largest wely gain in four years. the sooner the fed pays it out, presses on buying. hurting the economy more than it has helped. editor-in-chief steve forbes, great to have you with us. qe appears to be at an end, sort of. $85 billion continues, the rates are moving higher, so that will be problematic. your thoughts on the timing on all of thisy the fed chairman. >> three years late, better late than never, what ben bernanke has done inadvertently this make it easier for the vernment to deficit spending, get back on their feet, issue newonds but for the rest of the economy, smaller businesses like with what they said in russia, health care is free but you can't get any. they a thehe job creators, they are hurt by what bernanke did. not much left for the small guys. lou: a lot of lilimited government, some of them are anti-fed. oh, my gosh, we cannot conclude it a $5 billion per month. i do not like what he has done, bbt don't let him reverse course here. there is a chorus of hypocrisy in pleading for more punch bowl, please. >> it is hard to give up when you have it. bernanke will not d
anticipated meeting on the economy. and the result of that meeting could affect your retirement savings, your ability to sell your home, buy a home, your 401(k), your cash. the list goes on and on. as we know, everyone sits with bateed brea bated breath waiting for the voice of ben bernanke. christine roman, good to see you. we're hoping you can translate some of the fed speak in language we can all digest. i know this is your beat. tell me, we're awaiting this statement. what will you be listening for? >> what we know is we have seen the statement. we know there's no change in the amount of bonds the fed is going to keep buying, that stimulus into the economy. no change in its interest rate target. really i would say overall no change from the fed right now. and that is what so many people wanted to know. will the fed chief, will ben bernanke, continue to stimulate the economy. they're putting $85 billion every single month right into the economy by making these bond purchases. what we can tell you, the statement from the fed, that's going to stay the same. they are not announcing how, when,
, and the future in 30 minutes. talking about how you size up the economy today, how we got into such a bad place in 2008, and what economic policy makers need to do next. i would like to start talking about the present. how do you assess the global economy and the u.s. economy, and the extent to which there is any momentum or possibility for faster growth? >> basically, i would describe both the united states and the rest of the world as being in a sluggish environment where effective demand, if we can use that old-fashioned term, is inadequate to galvanize the system in the growth. yet there is not enough downside weakness to create any significant short-term changes that i can see. there are very huge imbalances out there. what i find startling is there are so many things -- which nothing is happening. for example, the european central bank had this huge trillion-euro rise a couple years ago of the assets in their balance sheet. then it came down a little bit. and for the last several months it has been absolutely flat. in other words, the extent to hich nothing is happening. it is just not cr
" on sunday. >> >> we want to do our own congressional summit on immigration, the economy, spying. we've got terrific four some to talk about this, as well as to really examine the president's standing right now politically with some of these issues. and we'll do that with our round table. >> thank you very much. we'll be watching. >> okay. >> and senate approval of a broad overhaul of the nation's immigration system could get a boost to spend billions on border patrol. but while it is raising hopes for republican support, there is strong opposition to it. >> if it were actually needed and work, i would help deal with that. but i don't -- i have my doubts that this is the best way to spend our money. i think this was a political response to a failing piece of legislation, a dramatic, desperate attempt to pass a dramatic piece of amendment so they can say it does everything you want and more. so we'll see. hopefully it does improve the border. but again, the border is just one part of the overall failure of our immigration system. >>> and joining me now is nbc news capitol hill correspondent,
would need to see a more sustainable real improvement in the economy before we saw any reduction in his quantitative easing. if we look at recent economic data, ism manufacturing, with a reading below 50 to me, that's not necessarily an improvement in the overall economy. i think we can look through the announcement tomorrow. it will be hard. there will be some volatility. by and large i think it is more an issue of 2014. liz: but, edward, is it fair to say you wouldn't necessarily change your investment strategy on what the fed will or won't do? >> that's correct. we're a bottom-up stock-pickers. we're looking at individual securities that kind of have a technical profile that is attractive to us, a fundamental profile that is attractive to us. we may take advantage of some of the short term volatility trimming winners and taking advantage of some of the weakness. by and large we're looking over next 12 to eight teen months and think this is another ssdeshow. david: let me follow up on that and what liz was saying. what if bernanke says what the market really doesn't want to hear? the
americans feel the economy is starting to recover and their perceptions about the economy is starting to go up. usually the president rides those numbers up. there may be an erosion of attributes that may cause some irreparable harm for his second term agenda. that's what i'd be very worried about. >> we should also say congress have having incredibly poor approval ratings as well. when we said that to the white house, they said, well, congress is barely out of single digits. and that's true. if you worked at the white house now, would you be worried? >> i also like to look at trend lines but i don't see any reason for concern here. if you look a little deeper beyond the overall approval and the voter opinions on economy and jobss are he unchanged. he's within the margin of error. there is not that devastating dip that others are trying to portray. >> on the economy and jobs? >> on the economy of jobs. he's within the margin of error and that's the encouragement here, that this isn't some devastating dive that's unrecoverable. i think mark's point about the clump of scandal coverage is cert
about the underlying economy. >> it's the economico outlook. >> you don't think he'll use the word? >> i don't think he'll use the letter. >> people will ask questions. >> but as long as -- as long as it doesn't start with a t. if there is a t in the world somewhere, he may use it. >> we could have a drinking game. first question has to be about tapering. will use the word taper. >> either tape ever or your ter. >> i was at a party with a drinking game, but it was with lemonade. makes no sense. they're practicing for the day when -- legmonade, you'll just get sick. >> that's okay. learn a lesson. >> i know. >> let's take a look at europe. again, futures are indicated higher and that may be because the expectation is that the fed will in fact slightly lower their economic outlook. if that he another case, you would expect they would not be pulling qe anytime soon. but right now the market is barely bunching in europe. in asia, you can see the nikkei was up about 1.8%. so volatility continues there. hang seng down by just over 1%. oil prices right now are indicated up about 50 cents. wti i
in years? plus, how the dow's plunge could be a good sign for the economy. >>> new overnight. word of a near miss in the skies above new york city. how two jets almost collided in midair. >> the incredible story of a deaf boy hearing for the first time. inside a medical breakthrough. >>> and the miami heat go back to back, repeating as nba champs. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> people in hedging their bets. >> wall street tries to rebound after a massive sell-off and stocks tumbling. >> yesterday, the dow plunged, its biggest point drop since 2011. >> anxiety mounted over potential of the stimulus reserve to end. >> snowden under investigation. the inspector general race been looking into the company. >> we do believe there may be some problems. >> senate leaders appear to have reached a compromise on immigration reform but the deal is likely to face stiff opposition in the house. >> for peepople concerned about border security, once they see this bill it's almost overkill. >> it's back-to-back
there backing up investors. the fed was promising that if the economy didn't inprove, don't worry, we're going to continue with this very easy monetary policy. make sure there's plenty of money. a lot of liquidity. bernanke really made people realize that this pulling back, the tapering of the fed, this almost tightening, because they're not going to be as easy as they've been, this was the warning signal this was going to happen. a lot people had been pushing this out to 2014. maybe 2015. ben bernanke made it clear. this is going to be happening potentially even this year. and, you know, they say they don't ring a bell at the top of our markets. that that's the big question and the big game you have to play when you're investing. this was almost a bell to all those investors who worried, okay, this is a massive change, this is the time we need to move. that's what's been happening here. we do look like we're going to open by 60 points but that was about half the gains we saw early this morning. >> the market got its bell rung this week. have a great friday. enjoy your weekend. >>> we move on.
, dana, you would think maybe he would talk about the global economy because, you know, germany's still very much struggling with its economy. it's so much tied to the united states. why not talk about that? >> well, it's hard to imagine it's not going to be at a least implicit in his speech. but one of the things that people may not know about president obama is that when he was here in the capital, when he was senator obama, that issue, the nuclear issue, was something on the top of his priority list. in fact, when he was campaigning in 2008 and making the point when he got to the general election that he could work across the aisle with republicans. one of the examples he could give is working with former indiana republican on the nuclear issue. that they even traveled together on it. this is actually something, he wasn't here very long as a senator. he didn't even finish his first term, but this is something when he was here briefly he did focus on. the other quick thing i want to point out, gloria talking about the big crowd of 2008 and the much smaller crowd here now that he's pre
's not because of gas prices. aaa cites instead the sluggish economy and says people are just taking less time off. >>> microsoft reverses course on its new xbox one game console. users will now be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet. thaibl able to lend and sell used games. the xbox one goes on sale for $499. >>> and there could be more red arrows today on wall street after markets got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. if the economy keeps improving. but bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. richard, back to you. >> kayla, thank you. >>> the country's second largest school system plans to order ipads for every student. the los angeles board of education approved a $30 million multi-year purchase. the first order, 31,000 ipads. the district has some 640,000 students, grades k through 12. the names george zimmer may not ring a bell but this ad certainly will. >> you're going to like the way you look. i guarantee it. >> zimmer
.s. economy, but there would be a road map for when they would stop doing that. the u.s. economy was strong enough to get on its own two feet and unemployment rate got back 7%. take their foot off the accelerator is the way the fed chief put it. overnight, world markets started to react saying all the markets that had benefitted from the big flood of fed money into the world economy and all markets having a pull back to what would be the reality when the fed is not in the game. you see the dow down about 69 points right now and down 72. we'll continue to watch. we have seen triple-digit declines the last six or seven days in a row, carol. >> then it goes right back up. such a weird thing. >> very volatile and i'll let you know how this is playing out and whether they can absorb it all right today. >> thank you, christine. >>> other stories we're covering this morning. senate negotiators are expected to announce a deal today on an immigration reform bill that would increase border security as cnn first reported yesterday. the plan would double the number of patrol officers from the current l
national security but invests in the economy. it's more about who we are. i'm very hopeful. >> senators get back to work on capitol hill behind me in this 15 minutes. we expect to hear from senator reid. back to you. >> joe biden is one in the immigration leading the charge for this. >> it's time to provide a fair, reformed unfettered pass to citizenship for $11 million undocumented immigrants. >> he spoke at a awards banquet in las vegas and says this is part of the future of america. >>> and san francisco state senator leland yee will hold a news conference in support of immigration reform. he will unveil a measure that pardons 11 million immigrants and branses them similar immigration rights as same-sex couples. >>> a new volunteer center has been launched for sierra lamar. they've moved to central high school. it used to be at burnett elementary. sierra's father, steve, made the move will allow volunteers to rico -- refocus on finding her. now, antolin garcia-torres has been charged with her murder. >>> a shooting happened about 10:00 at 6th and natoma. the victim was shot twice but is
and it makes the economy groechlt they say we are safer here. i continuing is an embarrassment and sends a message around the worl that the champion of liberty is move nothing the wrong direction and a bad step for the united states. >> steve, isn't there a danger of sitting back and letting the government decide? >> one of the legitimate functions of government is protecting us from external enemies and the constitution was written by framers who understood that governments that protect you can abuse you. take it out on the government. rich hit on something. if the company has in writing a certain order or request, and the statute is cited, the company is obligged to do it. if you don't like the law change the law. >> we want to stop the bad guys. companies can stop the government saying we are getting a ton of lawsuits on our doorsteps and in india, they are allowing tax officials with access to google and facebook data. >> the irs is different. >> india is pressuring to have government officials on-site at research in motion. >> by the way, hold on a second sabrina. why is the irs dif
indicator. how good is the economy generally? fedex earnings tell you. they're telling us that business is pretty good. so, nicole, what's happened to fedex stock in the early going? >> what we're seeing is the stock is up 1.7%, and international package volume is lower, and they face intense competition, they said that the folks were switching from the more expensive price here, premium package sending to lower cost options and the stock is up 1 1/2%. so, i don't know, enlighten me. and what is the good news here? it didn't seem like good news to me, or at least not yet. >> i'll give you good news from an investor point of view. >> what more do you want, young lady? okay. i checked the dow, as we suggested, flat to slightly lower, and 15 seconds of business. two other stocks that we're watching, tesla, they recalled 800 of their model s electric cars, there's a problem with the mounting bracket in the back seat. it's dead flat this morning and then dreamworks animation, they put the shrek franchise and more on netflix and make an animated series for netflix and their television busines
: both sides are addressing the economy, to bring growth back. it is not easy. we are facing enormous challenges on both sides. we have different kinds of responses, different kinds of contacts in america. i think the common concern is to make sure the recovery is a sustainable one that we don't go in an up and down in terms of economic performance. i think we have established a few lines that are common. we need financial stability and we need to increase our competitiveness. we are facing enormous challenges in emerging economies. we need to adjust our economy for training and education and we need the skills in the job market. for the moment i think the g-8 has clearly identified that. we need to join efforts at the international level to create a right position. host: what needs to happen? guest: i think we need to consolidate our accounts and put our house in order in terms of the debt and deficit. that is crucial for our credibility of our efforts. at the same time, we need to invest in a new way, we need to create the sources of competitiveness for the future. so our economies
. the economy is mediocre at best, but even having said all that, that stocks have raced ahead of some of the weakness in the high yield bond market, to me i think still one of the best features of stocks when i talk to individual, and importantly, investors there are still a misuse of stocks when companies are generating an 8% return on equity, and if we get that 10% correction, just grind your way through it, fight your way through it and buy what you thought was too expense ive tod. >> that's an interesting point, because on the feds tapering, that's basically what people are trying to navigate around. rick santelli, give us your sense of what we hear out of bernanke tomorrow and wednesday? >> you can't get hd quality picture on a 1953 philco tv. that's the way i look at it. the markets are looking for answers to an exit strategy that can't be had. some people blame communications. i don't blame communications. i think these programs in their triggers for an exit and the relationships that the fed is trying to fine-tune with this rate of unemployment, this degree of growth in the ec
which will have a terrible impact on state and local economies. going back to when the government tries to implement compassion it will always be done on a political basis. i want to speed up because we want to leave time for discussion and our other panelists. i want to give you an example how this happens. i heard this great example. think about a mother who steals to feed her children. she goes to children. her children end up in foster care. we have sympathy and there is the terrible situation, where is the outcry for amnesty for such a person? where the outcry for family reunification for someone broke the law. it is not there? why? because she is not a member of desired political block people in washington trying to garner favor for. that is to go back to let individual discuss 19 we get mandate for compassion. go next to verse 34, right after the mandate that we exercise kindness to strangers, it also prohibits unjust weights and measures. that is what this bill is. it is an unjust weight and measure. we need to take the things into consideration. i could go on. this bill also, a
situation, but not so much about the economy, the broader economy, and their own country or the world. my question for janet is, the surprising thing to me about this report is that north america and the developed countries are actually back on top when it comes to wealth creation. if you look at china, you look at brazil, russia, the developing, emerging markets, which are supposed to be the new thing when it came to the world of wealth, and they're really secondary now. did we all get too bullish when it came to wealth creation in emerging markets? >> i think we're looking at short-term patterns here. the belief is when we look at asia-pacific, some of the developing economies, they will probably be back on top in the near term. particularly asia-pacific, which we think will have the fastest growth rate to 2015 where we think world wealth will be -- find net worth over 55 trillion. think about the volatility in the marks. in 2010, 2011, and think about what the u.s. markets did and, quite frankly, u.s. real estate. so it's really not a surprise. we flip-flopped a little bit in 2012 with
we've got to get the economy jumpstarted and back on track in a manner that is sustainable for the programs that we all care about. one of of the ways to clearly do that at the -- at the cbo has indicated, and this is a nonpartisan operation, is to pass copperheads if immigration reform that provides an additional piece of evidence as to why this is so significant for us to get done and to get done sooner rather than later. ,ost: congressman jeffreys what is another issue, before we go to calls, that you focus on or that you think the congress should be addressing? i think we have to do with the gun violence problem we have in america. it is, katie, i understand that, but certainly as americans focus on the problem, and the aftermath of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, the issue that we confront in the district, i represent a very urban district that has several neighborhoods in east new york,: the island, brownsville, that in the last several decades have gunrienced issues in violence. almostevery reagan, -- every weekend, there is an issue that has resulted from an il
're seeing is ben bernanke is taking the training wheels off the economy. or will eventually be taking the training wheels often by pulling out all the quantitative easing, all the bond buying the fed has been doing. several rounds of this quantitative easing. it's boosted house prices. it's kept mortgage rates down. everybody's nervous when the fed stops buying up all these bond, the economy might not perform all that well and stocks are going to look a little expensive. so that's why you're seeing stocks sell off. that's why you're seeing mortgage rates go up. the ten-year treasury note is rising. the highest it's been in a couple years. think of ben bernanke as a drug dealer, he's taking the drugs away from the economy. >> everybody coming down from that high, as it were. the president in a conversation with charlie rose hinted bernanke would not serve a third term as fed chair. i'll play you a sound bite from that conversation. and then get your thoughts. >> ben bernanke's done an outstanding job. ben bernanke's a little bit like bob mueller, the head of the fbi, where he already s
, even though the economy is growing. too many families feel like they're working working harder and still can't get ahead. inequality is still growing in our society. too many young people aren't sure whether they will be able to match the living standards of parents. we have too many kids in poverty in this country still. there are some basic steps we can take to strengthen the position of working people in this country to help our , to make sureter it's more competitive, and some of that requires political will. some of it requires an abiding passion for making sure everyone in this country has a fair shot area but it also requires good economists. i know it is called the dismal science, but i don't find it at dismal. i think it is actually pretty interesting. staffmes the rest of my thinks obamas getting together with his economists and they're going to have a wonk fest for the next hour, but this stuff matters. in termsa difference of whether or not people get a chance at life and how we optimize this opportunity. everyone gets a caring fornd we are the vulnerable and disabl
are a bit higher as a sign the overall economy is strong and these are good things. i would think that would be good for the market and investors. >> reporter: ben bernanke is talking about a growth rate of 2.5%. and he's not talking about a flood of new jobs coming into the economy tither. he's got to quit the printing money at some point. he's hinting he will do it soon but he's not leaving a strong underlying economy underneath it. that's why to some degree you have got the selloff in the stock market. martha: an all female jury will decide if george zirmman committed murder when he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. today we expect we'll hear whether a potentially critical piece of evidence will be admissible during this trial. phil keating is live in miami. this hearing focuses on that 911 call we heard so much. in that call we hear the gunshot, right? >> right. this is potentially decisive expert testimony money that can persuade this jury to go guilty or not guilty. whether it's george zimmerman's voice or trayvon martin's voice screaming in the audio tape. even saying quote, i'
of money they're pumping into the economy each month. >> we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday, bad news from china. manufacturing production fell for the first time in eight months. a sign that one of the world's most powerful economies isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros on wall street say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. and in fact, the fed pulling back might be a good sign that the economy's getting better. >> there is no fear. there is no panic that's going on. but i think we do know that it's going to be a nice slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> reporter: that doesn't make yesterday any prettier, and stocks were only part of it. a metal meltdown. 2 1/2-year lows for gold and silver. gold, the shelter from the storm in the recession, is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of its value to far this year. don't be too afraid to peek at your 401(k). even after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up mo
. >> and if we can be freed from some of the regulatory burdens, this economy could take off, and so will the stock market. >> thank you, sir. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome the "squawk on the street." i'm david faber with jim cramer and scott right here. carl quintanilla is off this morning, and afterf a 100-point rally, the fed is under the microscope as it begins, you know it, a two-day meeting. the futures are holding onto the gains and consumer prices up one point in may, and housing starts rose above street forecast, but we are looking for a higher open. >> yes. >> and a actually more defensive. looking at europe, a mixed picture, and you can see it on the continent there, but a lot of green on the map. start with our own road map starting with day one of the fed meeting as the market swings over almost any mention on the word of the word taper. president obama hints that ben bernanke could be on his way out. scott? >> and david, here is sony activist dan loeb asking for a second time to spin off the entertainment arm. th
resources on regulatory adventuring. applyingu reframe from the monopoly to our economy. you've been criticized for suggesting that the f.c.c. uses de facto regulation or at a minimum of underscoring its ability to do so. i hope understand when a chairman is tasked with executing the law discusses using a backdoor to imposing a new regime and skirting the regulatory authority issue. congress never intented for the review authority to be used as a backdoor policy making tool that lacks transparency and review. we already have too many federal agencies carrying out too many agged the d.a.s. third, be a visionary. you have seen firsthand the power of the internet. there's no debate where our current telecommunication laws if they were written in 1992, 1996, or 1934, where consumers can choose from multiple wire lines. none of them did. in fact, all of our laws deserve to be reviewed and brought into our era, reflecting not just today's reality but a allowing for today's advances. i invite you to share your ideas reguaranteing statutory modernization. i know many members have been able t
/11 to the american economy? trillions of dollars. think about the lies that have been saved. they will only tell us about a couple of those. they have to be careful about sources and methods. still needs oversight. congress should be looking at it closely. i am pretty comfortable with what they have laid out so far. connell: speaking of september 11 and attacks on our financial industry, general alexander have the following quote talking about rather being here debating this point in trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11. do you think that these programs , you know, the internet surveillance or the phone collection, in terms of records, do you think that that would have prevented september 11? >> they did say something to this effect. he said they may have been able to track one of the 9/11 hijackers if they had this program before 9/11. that is if i heard it correctly. that tells you something. who knows where we would be today in our history if they would have been able to do that. connell: supporters of the nsa leaker say he has been able to prompt or develop this discussion th
in our society, economy, the central essence that we face today as a challenge is how do we keep america that special place unlike any other in human history. the reason is because, though our rights come from god, as our founding documents state, those rights have not always been respected and human nature has shown a willingness to violate them or deny them. we fight against those headwinds in america every day and this is in contrast to what most of human history look like. tomorrow -- to most of us who are influenced heavily by it, it is especially challenging, a time where we are told we should silence our phase were separated from how we express ourselves in the political process. this coalition of faith and freedom gets it right in the sense that faith and freedom are intertwined. for americans, it is. what i hope to do in the next few minutes is not to -- just to advocate you stay involved but encourage you to do more. i think we are called to do more in that regard. knowing the diversity of faith in this room today, i will rely on my personal fate, the christian faith, for guida
that they are not getting what they deserve from the government of the world's sixth largest economy. shepard? >> shepard: steve, these nationwide protests are reportedly some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of brazil's dictatorship back in '85. the country's military regime lasted for more than two decades back then. during that time, violent clashes often broke out between protesters and police. really not sense. authorities in turkey have banned large gatherings all together after weeks of violent antigovernment protests in a key city. so it's come to this. one man trying a peaceful solo protest and there he is. the guy on the right in the white shirt, stood alone for many hours last night. at istanbul's taksim square. stood there and stared. stared aportrait founded turkey as a secular state 90 years ago. many claim turkey's current leaders are forcing islamic agenda on them as word of this standing guy got out. several others stood just like him in different parts of the country. turkish officials say they will take no action as long as these silent protests cause nobody any harm. here a
years. he believe that's going to be a big problem. >>> we're following the economy. whether or not it's looking up. there's mixed opinions. >>> men disappears from the workplace. we'll take a look at the job market. that's happening up next. >>> then, the jury selection continues in the george zimmerman trial. we're hearing from trayvon martin's parents. they are sitting in the same room as their son's alleged killer. >> it's difficult. seeing the killer of our child sit there with this big stare as if he did nothing. >>> she didn't want to testify but she did. just two weeks after her apparent attempted suicide. paris jackson says she's a daddy's girl. she's been devastated and lost since michael jackson's death. we'll have the latest on her condition, her testimony. that's in the wrongful death case against her father's promoter. matt's brakes didn't sound right... ...so i brought my car to mike at meineke... ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> president obama calls for fr
the feds will pull back as the economy improves and he says it's getting better slowly. >> overall the committee believes the downside risks diminished but we continue toomd risks as they evolve. >> the federal reserve updated projections predicting growth this year 2.3 to 2.6%, slightedly worse than the march prediction calling for the economy to grow 2.8%. the unemployment rate between 7.2 and 7.3% is better than march forecast when predicting 7.5%. the fed expects unemployment to fall to 6.5% next year. >> shepard: men's warehouse stock took a dive following word the company fired george zimmer. >> by one get one free on almost everybody, including the modern fit suits. you're going to like the way you look, i guarantee it. >> zimmer had been a fixture in men's warehouse commercials for years delivering his signature catchphrase. the company didn't indicate why they fired him but it was done the same day as the annual shareholders meeting. the men's warehouse reports it postponed the meeting to renominate its board of directors without him. watch this space. the nsa set to tall
, talking about pumping money into the economy to keep interest rates low. we have all gotten pretty addicted to ben's drugs. we are oon round three of what i call pumping money into the economy, they call quantitative easing with their noses in the air. you can see each of the new rounds has caused stocks to move higher. as they started to end stocks fell and back up against. starting later this year the fed will start taking the drugs away. outfront ben white chief economic correspondentic. so he comes out and says things are getting better. >> and the stock market tanks. >> americans say they are worse off now than they were a year ago. that is more than say they were betterer off. what does today's news mean for people with a nest egg and a house under water. >> people with a house who want to refinance should probably do it because interest rates will be going a little higher if the fed stops this drug giving to the economy. if you are going to refinance do it now. a new home purchase do it sooner rather than later. in terms of stocks hold on to them. wait this out. it is going
scaling back later in the year. if the economy continues to improve. peter barnes with the news live in washington. that's a stupid reaction, peter. >> well, shep, the feds said that it could be getting ready to scale back the easy money policies that wall street really likes. it's been using them for the last five years to help keep the economic recovery going after the great recession. and for starters, it said it could slow its controversial 2.5 trillion-dollar bond buying program known as quantitative easing. basically printing new money. qe has helped keep interest rates low foruto loans business ratings. the feds said it could start buying fewer bonds if the economy gets better and that unemployment rate keeps falling and then maybe it could stop qe all together next year if the rate gets close to 7%. >> the 7, 6.5, these are guide posts that tell you how we are going to be shifting the mix of our tools as we try to land is ship on a, you know, on a smooth -- in a smooth way into the -- unto the aircraft carrier. >> so just the idea that easy money could be ending soon, spooked
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